Western Province Leaders Visits the Eastern Province
A delegation from the Western Province, led by Governor Kabahizi Celestin, from November 3rd to 4th, 2011, visited Eastern Province.
During the two days tour, the delegation visited several development projects in Kirehe, Rwamagana, Kayonza and Nyagatare Districts, including a modern village settlements, modern banana farming, a granite factory, a rice scheme as well as Nyagatare milk plant.
Governor Kabahizi noted that the main purpose of the tour was to cement bilateral ties between the two provinces and learn from the development projects there.
"We are here to learn specifically how they excelled in village settlements… our province is behind in this area, which is why we wanted to learn from them," said the Governor.
After this two days visit Governor of Western Province Celestin Kabahizi, and the outgoing Governor of Eastern Province Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU),
-Based on the fact that the Eastern Province produces a lot of milk and has market problems, the Western Province will facilitate investors and farmers to access market for the milk produced in the Eastern Province.
-The Western Province will help the Eastern Province to access markets for high yield of bananas and cassava from the Eastern Province.
-Eastern Province will facilitate western Province access market for Irish potatoes, Wheat and other products not common in Eastern Province.
-The two provinces will partner to access market in each other and the neighboring countries of arts and handcraft products, share best practices and skills.
-Strengthening further the cooperation among Districts of the Eastern Province and those of the Western Province.
-The two provinces cooperation will facilitate business climate for individuals, investors and cooperatives from both sides. This will further accelerate economic growth, social progress and culture development in the region and provide all individuals the opportunity to live in dignity and to realize their full potential hence promoting business and investment.
-The two provinces also commit to encourage educational, sport& cultural and social exchanges between the citizens.